Complexities of Bhagwat Gita!


Times without number, Srimadbhagwat Gita has been interpreted by different scholars and authors expressing their own views on it, most often with much of divergence in regard to the very message it Lord Budhacarries for the readers. I am not to venture giving any new interpretation to it, or part of it at. What I am doing at the moment is to signify the amount of complexities it has in the matter of drawing a tangible conclusion out of the very  original text of it. Complexities need not be confused with confusions as both are entirely different type of properties. Confusions emerge out of the text when it is read in the casual order on the very surface of it without getting deeply involved into the very crux of it. As against this, grotesqueness of complexities is the gateway of awareness, an awareness which is actually half way through the fragrance of someDevotion thing that is called enlightenment. Mahatma Buddha had to undergo this type of complexities before he could attain the enlightenment. It happened with several other sages too. I, at times, feel that Lord Buddha’s too was the case of an acute depression like it happened in Mira Bai’s life. In both these cases, however, it was this very depression on account of complexities of the ultimate knowledge that led them to their ultimate goal, the awakening, the enlightenment. The great phenomenon is that only a few out of hundreds of thousands are able to achieve the ultimate Truth, a Truth that is Supreme, a Truth that is capable of attaining enlightenment. Bhagwat Gita is much above all religions and different religious scriptures. It combines almost all the aspects of life on this earth, but it can’t be swallowed like a capsule. Most often most of the people get lost in the process of understanding it in its desired form. The degree of grotesqueness of the complexities is so high, that majority of its readers get more confused than realising the correct message. As advised in Gita itself, one has to continue pursuing the goal as a practice again and again without getting frustrated unless it is achieved. The very pursuit of the goal is prescribed as the one running from one life to another as a sequence. My brother Bishambhar, who is good at going through the books, particularly the ones being religious scriptures, told me that only the other day he got awe fully perturbed and disgusted going through Gita even though he read it dozens of times in the past. The amount of uneasiness on his part was so much that all of a sudden he left his work and started wildly roaming within the room from one corner to another unable to overcome his frustration. It took several hours for him to retract to his own normal self. It happens, I told him, and in a way it is a good sign of realisation provided necessary pursuit in the matter is not dropped in the mid way. Study of Bhagwat Gita is to be pursued with a cool mind remaining always prepared for some mental set back or the other in between.

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14 thoughts on “Complexities of Bhagwat Gita!

  1. Thanks neelkanth,
    That has been my experience also. Somehow, it seems to be authors intent? The secret is likely not in the book, but in personal awareness. The signposts, not the destination. I have only read translations. So, perhaps my understanding is very limited?

    I find similar frustration with “The Art of War” ~ Sun Tzu. Almost impossible to finish. I start it over and over. Trying to understand?

    Oh, it can be finished alright. Always leaving more questions and less understanding, than before. Maybe? My favourite book? Though I enjoy Lao Tse similarly.

    Today’s is one of your better blogs that I have read! Thanks! Plenty to think on and read, through the Mira Bai connection.

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  2. Although it has been mentioned by you sir that “I am not to venture giving any new interpretation “ but in my view it is altogether a new thought with an example has been presented on Srimadbhagwat Gita. Excellent analysis ….!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. REALLY GREAT, SIR… EXCELLENT ANALYSIS OF COMPLEXITIES OF BHAGWAT GITA… I FULLY AGREE WITH YOUR CONCLUDING LINES THAT BHAGWAT GITA IS TO BE PURSUED WITH A COOL MIND… IT TEACHES US THAT GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU AND SHALL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU IF YOU THINK HIM TO BE SUPREME…I AM A FIRM BELIEVER OF THE LORD KRISHNA’S TEACHING WHICH SAYS “IT IS DOING YOUR JOB/DUTY IN A PROPER MANNER WITHOUT CARING MUCH FOR THE FRUITS OR THE MONEY THAT IT SHALL GENERATE, GIVES TRUE HAPPINESS IN LIFE”. BHAGWAT GITA IS INCOMPARABLE IN TERMS OF PURE SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE…

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  4. Sir, a very nice passage throwing a new light on Gita. The Gita is a collection of sermon by Lord Krishna to Arjun to defuse his confusion and conflict in the beginning of Kurukshetra battle. The life of every individual is like Kurukshetra. The society is flooded with negative characters like Shakuni, Dhritrashtra, Duryodhan, Jai Drath and Purochan and so on. There are no Krishna, Arjun, Yudhisithar and like others. What is left in there place is Gita which is fully capable to defuse all the confusion and dilemma of human life. It gives an ultimate and final solution- Karmandey Vadhikaraste ma falesu kadachana

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  5. It is fact that depth of GEETA is not easy rather much difficult for every normal person.To go into the depth of it a different capacity of understanding is required whichis in the hands of almighty God only.I read GEETA with my utmost concentration to understand but I am not at all satisfy that really I am going to the direction of its depth and this effort of mine is not a first effort.

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